Presentation OptionsThis is the first year in over ten years that I will not be in the classroom as fall gets ready to start. I've taken a new position doing program evaluation in my district. As such, I'm getting nostalgic for all the bulletin board creating, lesson planning and classroom set up this time of year always involves.
I still get to create presentations, however, and I have been looking for some new tools to shake things up a little bit. Many of us know about Prezi, and this blog has also covered the potential available with PowToon, but I was looking for something that would take some PowerPoints and help step them up a few notches.
I found this blog post by a company focused on presentations that had a great listing of various alternatives, including the ones mentioned above.
A few I'm looking at for this school year include:
SlideDog basically allows you to use existing presentation pieces (PowerPoints, Prezis, PDF files, etc.) and create a play list with all of them into one large presentation, while emaze and Projeqt both allow you to import an existing PowerPoint and 'glam it up' or create a presentation from scratch. SlideDog involves a download, while the other two are cloud based. All three have a free option, hence their initial appeal.
Happy lesson creating!